David Morgan-Davies

Crossing the Line2016

The work explores ideas around where we walk and what we might see when we do so. It is not easy to walk in this country without following a path. Even off-grid with an OS map you invariably find yourself following a well worn trail. During a stay in rural Devon, I made frequent visits to a ‘wild meadow’; it ticked all the boxes: long uncut grasses and a multitude of wild flowers with a general feeling of being completely away from it all.   What interested me more than it’s general aura was that a series of paths had been mapped out and cut into the meadow grasses, effectively signposting various routes. I found this diminished my ability to absorb and interact with the meadow. In a sense the path became the landscape.